#reintroductions Hi new scholars!
Can't believe I haven't done one for ages, so here goes:
⚕️medical student who is really enjoying it at the moment
🚑 uni-wise, interested in pre-hospital/emergency medicine
🔬 casually interested in #mitochondria and social determinants of health and 🎮 narrative-based games
🎻 plays viola
@platypus any of you that are currently "storing" your work on tumblr, use this tutorial to grab a backup of your posts: https://github.com/bbolli/tumblr-utils/blob/master/tumblr_backup_for_beginners.md
Don't be intimidated by the command line stuff, it's very quick and you can copy/paste the examples given.
The process is identical for macs, just make sure you pick the Mac version of Python to download, and the command line program is called Terminal instead.
First off, a reminder that you don't have to be a member of the Sunbeam City coop or even our Mastodon instance to edit the #SunbeamWiki! Anybody who wants to contribute is welcome to
That said, if you're not sure where to start, here are some pages/sections in need of some love:
• The food/farming page needs resources on goats, veganism, cooking, and food preservation https://wiki.sunbeam.city/doku.php?id=food_farming
• The technology page needs resources on radio, and can always use more cool software (dat, for instance, isn't represented) https://wiki.sunbeam.city/doku.php?id=technology
• The energy page currently has no resources on sustainable or DIY energy storage https://wiki.sunbeam.city/doku.php?id=energy
• If you have a link you think is helpful but don't know where to put it/are too nervous to mess with the formatting, you can drop it on our link dumping ground page https://wiki.sunbeam.city/doku.php?id=link_dumping_ground
Please boost! Let's make our wiki the most comprehensive #solarpunk resource on the web
Etiquette for replying to posts Show more
Hello scholars! Here are a few things to keep in mind before replying to a post:
🍍 Is the original post even asking a question?
Sometimes posts that are phrased as a question are meant rhetorically and the poster is not asking for you to provide information, but to understand their feelings
🍍 Does my response "derail" the thread?
E.g. don't tell someone to switch to Linux when all they want is a way to rotate a PDF on a Mac
a scholarly wedding invitation?
My partner just asked if Mastodon has any accounts or conversations related to transverse myelitis, with which she has been diagnosed since 2013.
She's not on Mastodon but is considering it; she hasn't enjoyed encounters with TM groups on Facebook (kind of an anti-vaxxer / thoughts and prayers / tinfoil hat crowd).
Shot in the dark, but would anyone be welcoming of her and hearing her if she gets a Mastodon account?
otherwise known as @verity // maker of gaems, Christian, medic-in-training, sometimes viola player.
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